First Selectman George R. Temple invites everyone in town to be part of Oxford’s newest park project.
Starting on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22, we will be assembling our brand new, state of the art playground across from Great Oak Middle School, on Great Oak Road.
The playground will consist of two playscapes – one for children between the ages of 2 and 5 years and a second for children ages 5-12 years. There will be swings and slides, poles to climb, ladders to scale, beams to balance on, sand to dig and build upon and a cabin to hide in. We’ve included picnic tables to make your family’s visit to our wonderful, whimsical new playground even more enjoyable.
More than 90 percent of this playground will be constructed of recycled materials and it will be ADA Compliant. The purchase and construction of this park has been augmented by grants and private donations. The Playscape is a multi-aged playground facility that will be located on approximately two acres of town land across from the Great Oak Middle School on Great Oak Road. The facility will also include a stump walk, bell ringer, chimes and other activities. A majority of the facilities will be manufactured from recycled plastic materials and it will be constructed utilizing area contractors and local volunteers for various aspects of the project.
“The money spent on this project and the work of the volunteers will be repaid for many years with the smiles of the children," Temple said. "It will be a place for Oxford families to congregate and make lasting friendships. I welcome all volunteers regardless of their ability to lend a hand for this much needed project.’’
Construction is set to begin on September 20, and we request the help of volunteers to assemble the project. Representatives from the construction company will be on hand to oversee the project – but we need people to help dig holes, set poles and just be ready to do overall work. Interested in helping us out? Call the Oxford Parks and Recreation office at 203-888-2543, ext. 3069, or e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org.
The above news release comes from Oxford Administrative Aide Joanne Pelton.